1910 – 1915

Eastchurch: 1910 - 1915

1910

HEAVIER-THAN-AIR MACHINES IN FLIGHT

The move to Eastchurch was made in May 1910.

1910
1911

1908
1912

Further development followed and in 1912 Commander Samson flew a modified Short S38 from a platform erected on the deck of H.M.S. Hibernia.

1908
1912 - 1914

TRIP UP THE NILE
In 1912 Horace Short designed, and the Short Brothers factory produced, Britain’s first seaplane, the SHORT S80.

1908
1914 - 1915

The transfer of the Shorts works from Eastchurch to Rochester began with the ‘Float Department’ about one week before the outbreak of World War 1 and the rest of the manufacturing workshops followed gradually.

1908